Although this game’s name conjures up images of a slot game that is based on all things golden, the name is a bit of a misnomer with the theme of this game being the humble farm, although the start screen does give a nod towards the golden egg of folklore.
Released in 2017 to celebrate the Chinese year of the Rooster, NextGen Gaming’s Golden slots game contains a couple of bonus games where the winnings can really stack up and the game offers a very impressive Return to Player percentage of 97.22%.
The five reels are set to a background of a farmer’s field on a summer’s day, and the reels themselves have a striking red border surrounding them. Symbols start with the basic 9 to Ace playing cards and move up to farm animal symbols including hens, eggs, a weathervane, a rooster, a chicken coop and more besides.
With the five reels, you get three rows that give a total of 243 ways to win on 25 paylines, and the minimum bet is £0.01 per line up to a maximum of £0.25, so with all 25 paylines selected you can wager between 25p to £250 per spin.
The base game allows you the chance to win as much as 2,000 coins if you land five rooster silhouette symbols, but it is the red rooster symbol that you need to watch out for, as this is both the wild and a scatter symbol.
The red rooster wild symbol will only show up on reels 2, 3 and 4, but when you land all three of them you will activate the free spins feature. The other scatter symbol will also only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and landing all three will trigger the Golden Free Spins feature as well as paying 50 coins that is multiplied by your bet, plus 10 free spins. Plus, if you get five of a kind on the reels during your free spins you will get a 5x multiplier so if you are fortunate enough to land five rooster silhouette symbols this would give you 10,000 coins, which equates to 400 times your initial stake.
Another feature of the Golden Free Spins game is the fact that the rooster doubles up with the scatter symbol, so you will have twice as many wild symbols on screen, this means that it is much easier to re-trigger the feature and earn even bigger wins.
This is a game with a medium to high volatility, so you are looking at a game that is on the high-risk side, and the secret to winning big is to get hold of those free spins on the Golden Free Spins game. The fact that NextGen Gaming have designed this bonus game to double up the wild and scatter symbols means that there is the potential to keep on winning with additional free spins, although you will need to land five-of-a-kind of the rooster silhouette to win the maximum payout.